~ Taking Place in our Parishes ~

Sunday November 16th at 3:00 p.m. Concert organist Nathan Laube was recently appointed to the faculty at the Eastman School of Music. He studied at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart and at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulouse as a William Fulbright Grant recipient. He possesses extensive experience with historic organs in several national styles and is a prize winner in several international competitions.Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

THE GIVING TREE: Beginning the weekend of November 22ND the Holy Cross Church and Saint Joseph Cathedral Christmas “Giving Tree” will be located in the Nave of the Cathedral and the Fifth Street entrance. The trees will be decorated with scrolls for residents of Bryden Place and Christmas, ornaments for the Joint Office for Inner-city Needs – J.O.I.N. – and tags for some of our parishioner families who are having a difficult time. The scrolls request participants to purchase a Christmas gift for a resident living at Bryden Place. The gifts will be collected each week until December 22nd and delivered to residents. Ornaments for J.O.I.N. will offer a suggestion for a gift card on the back. The gift card and ornament should be placed in an envelope marked J.O.I.N. and dropped in the Offertory basket. The gift cards will be delivered to J.O.I.N. to help those in need during and after the Christmas season. If you have registered your Kroger card to benefit Saint Joseph Cathedral, why not buy the gift card there so the Cathedral will receive a percentage back? A 2-for-1 blessing! Thank you for caring for the needs of others and for your generosity during this season of giving!

CATHEDRAL CHOIR ~ THE OFFICE OF COMPLINE: On the first Sunday of the month, the men of the Cathedral Choir chant the Office of Compline. The Office lasts about 30 minutes and consists of psalms, short passages from scripture, an office hymn, a canticle (Nunc Dimittis), a responsory, collect and additional prayers. In keeping with the earliest practices of the monastic communities, Compline is offered when the work of the day is completed, and the quietness of evening settles over the hearts and minds of those who have come together in thankfulness for the blessings of the day which has passed and in anticipation of God’s gift of a new day. The Office begins at 9:00 p.m. on the First Sunday of the month. We hope you will join us for this unique spiritual experience.